|Bullet Weight||73 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2820|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1289|
|Cost Per Round||$2.00 per round|
This round features a 73 grain hollow point boat tail bullet. First things first, that nose cavity is not there to deliver terminal expansion – it only indicates that the HPBT’s core was poured into place so it could perfectly mold to the jacket’s interior geometry. Berger’s J4 jacket is drawn to a concentricity standard of ±0.0003, so it evinces virtually zero flaws which could impact rotational stability. The bullet’s tangent ogive is optimized to align perfectly with a barrel’s rifling, and its boat tail is angled to create the least in-flight drag possible.
Every little detail adds up to a G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.348 (G7 BC 0.178). That gives this round an unusually flat trajectory, as well as supersonic velocities up until 858 yards – a range it reaches in 1.5 seconds.
This ammo is suitable for AR-15 rifles, American-made, non-corrosive, nonmagnetic, and loaded with premium brass cases and match grade primers.
Berger recommends a minimum barrel twist of 1:8 for this 223 Rem ammunition.